My question for you is about dating in relation to my patriarchal blessing. I know that we shouldn’t read too much into our blessings, but mine actually does state very clearly that I will marry a returned missionary. I take this to be more counsel rather than prophesy, as I know in the end it’s my choice, but it’s pretty clear counsel I don’t wish to ignore.
So this makes for some potentially awkward moments in dating. What do I say to a guy that asks me out who’s not an RM? I’m happy to go on one date, as there’s no harm in that, but at the same time I don’t want to lead him on much beyond that. What do I say if he keeps asking for dates, or if a guy just shows some genuine interest, but I already know that it can’t lead anywhere because of this personal counsel? I definitely don’t want him to feel inferior for not being an RM.